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Majority of VIllage Officials Reveal Economic Interests

Eighteen out of 19 Evergreen Park officials complied with Cook County Clerk David Orr's mandate for public officials of Chicago and the county to submit statements of economic interests.

Each year, public officials in Cook County are required to submit statements of economic interests for activity during the preceding calendar year, and this year, 18 out of 19 officials who were listed complied.

This marks the second year that government officials and public employees have filed statements online, and the data is searchable through the clerk's public portal, according to a statement issued by Cook County Clerk David Orr's office.

William Hronec, a member of the Evergreen Park Zoning Board, did not file. The village of Evergreen Park had four officials who filed late, which included the only person to give details of filings.

Edwin Lammel, an Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan trustee, filed on May 17, more than two weeks after the May 1 deadline. According to his filing, he was an officer, director, associate, partner or proprietor or served in any advisory capacity for the Evergreen Park Fire Pension Board, earning an income in excess of $1,200.00 during 2011. Lammel filed that he did business with the Fire Pension Board while in that position. Additionally, Lammel filed that he was also employed by the Village of Evergreen Park under the Fire Pension Board.

There are 14 officials who filed under more than one local government entity. This included Mayor James Sexton who filed as Chairman of the Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan in addition to Mayor.

County-wide, 98 percent were compliant, according to Orr. 

"Nearly 200 public officials listed gifts from honoraria to baseball tickets in a summary released today of 2011 Statement of Economic Interests filings for Cook County," said Orr. No gifts were listed from any of Evergreen Park's 18 officials who complied.

Check below to see the full list of filings for Evergreen Park officials:

Non-Filers

NAME AGENCY/TITLE William Hronec Evergreen Park Zoning Board Member

Late Filers

NAME AGENCY/TITLE Edwin Lammel Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan Trustee
Jerome Bosch Village Board Trustee Ernest James Feltz Youth Department Director Michael Knieps Deputy Director of Sewer and Water department

Multi-Filers

NAME AGENCY/TITLE Norman Anderson

Village of Evergreen Park Fire and Police Commission member

Building and Zoning Department of Cook County Building Commissioner Catherine Aparo  Village of Evergreen Park Clerk, Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan Secretary
Carol Bergman Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan Chairman, Police Pension Board Chairman
Edward Clohessy Village of Evergreen Park Building Commissioner, Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan Trustee
Kathleen Hatczel Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment for Evergreen Park School District 124, Governing Board Member of the Southern Cook Intermediate Service Center 4 Ronald Kleinhaus Trustee for the Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan, Fire Chief of the village Terrence MacDonald Board Member of the Evergreen Park School District 124, School Board Member for AERO Special Education District Daniel McKeown Member of the Police Pension Board, Trustee of the Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan John Murphy Trustee of the Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan, Member of the Police Pension Board Thomas Ostrowski Member of the Police Pension Board, Secretary of the Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan Michael Saunders Chief of Police, Trustee of the Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan John Sawyers Treasurer of the Evergreen Park Police Pension Plan, Treasurer of the Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan and Village Treasurer James Sexton Mayor of Evergreen Park, Chairman of the Evergreen Park Fire Pension Plan Raymond Trecziak Evergreen Park Community High School District 231 Board Member, AERO Special Education District Board Member

Source: Cook County Clerk David Orr's Statements of Economic Interests Online Search

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